Sugar cane is the important karif crop which is cultivated in India .India is also the 2nd largest producer of sugarcane in the world. Apart from being a 2 largest producer of sugarcane in the world, India is also a leading sugarcane exporter In the last financial year India exported more than 28 Lakh tons of sugarcane.
Sugarcane is used for making many things such as sugar, gur and khandsari. All these sugarcane product are widely used across India. Among all states in the country, Uttar Pradesh is the leading sugarcane producer with a production of more than 13 Crore tons. Here are the list if top 10 largest sugarcane producing States in India 2018.
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10th position on this list of top 10 largest sugarcane producing statesc is occupied by Uttarakhand, which is a leading sugarcane producing state in India with a production of 64.32 Lakh Tons.
The area under sugarcane cultivation is more than 1.2 Lakh Hectares and Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar are some of the major sugarcane producing districts in India. Its production is 64.32 Lakh Tons.
Punjab, the Land of Five Rivers is next on this list with a production of 66 Lakh Tons. Punjab lead from the agriculture front in India and also a leading sugarcane producer in the country.
Sugarcane is grown in a large scale in Punjab and more than 90,000 hectares of land is under sugarcane cultivation. Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala, Sangrur and Ludhiana are some of the major sugarcane producing districts in Punjab. Sugarcane production in Punjab is 66 Lakh tons.
Haryana with a production of 93.4 Lakh tons is placed in 8th position in the list of top 10 sugarcane producing states in India.
The total area under sugarcane cultivation is more than 1.3 Lakh Hectares and Karnal, Faridabad, Rohtak, Sonepat and Gurgaon are some of the major sugarcane producing regions of the state. The sugarcane production in Haryana is 93.4 lakh tons
Gujarat, one of the fastest developing state of the country is also a leading in sugarcane production and also in other crops in India.
With a production of 95.3 Lakh tons, Gujarat is the seventh largest sugarcane producing state in India and account for about 3% of total sugarcane production in the country.
Sugarcane is grown in a large area in Gujarat, which is more than 1.8 Lakh Hectares of land. Surat, Navsari, Bharauch, Valsad, Junagadh and Bhavnagar are some of the major sugarcane producing districts in Gujarat.The Sugarcane production in Gujarat is about 95.3 lakh tons.
Sugarcane is a major cash crop of Bihar and grown in more than 2.6 Lakh Hectares of land. Patna, Champaran, Darbhanga and Gaya are some of the major sugarcane producing districts in India.And many sugar and jaggarey producing companies are situated in Bihar. The sugarcane production is 122 lakh tons. This is one amongst the top 10 largest sugarcane producing States in India 2018.
5. ANDHRA PRADESH
Andhra Pradesh is an important sugarcane producing state and placed in 5th position in the list of top 10 largest sugarcane producing states in India. The presence of black soil and suitable climate make this state an ideal place for growing sugarcane. The sugar cane production in AP is 149 lakh tons.
Karnataka is the next state on this list with a production of 346 Lakh tons. Karnataka contributes more than 10% in total sugarcane production of the country and the total area under sugarcane production is more than 4 Lakh Hectares of land. Also, Karnataka has a good yield of sugarcane, which is more than 84 Tonnes per hectare. Belgaum, Chitradurga, Mysore and Shimoga are the major sugarcane producing districts of the state.The total production of Sugarcane in Karnataka is about 346 lakh tons.
3. TAMIL NADU
Although Tamil Nadu is the third largest sugarcane producing state in India but in terms of yield, Tamil Nadu stands on top with a yield of 107 tons per hectare.
Sugarcane is grown in a large area in Tamil Nadu, which is more than 2.3 Lakh Hectares. Sugarcane is widely used in Tamil Nadu .The production of sugar cane in Tamil Nadu is 375 lakh tons.
With a production of 753 Lakh tons, Maharashtra stands 2nd in the list of top 10 largest sugarcane producing states in India. The area under sugarcane cultivation in Maharashtra is more than 9 Lakh Hectares.
Maharashtra has Black Lava Soil, which is ideal for growing sugarcane and contribute more than 22% in total sugarcane production in the country. Some of the major sugarcane producing areas in Maharashtra are Pune, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Solapur and Satara. Total production of sugarcane in Maharashtra is 753 lakh tons.
1. UTTAR PRADESH
Uttar Pradesh is the leading state in agricultural products and also the largest sugarcane producer in India. With a production of 1,333 Lakh Tonnes, Uttar Pradesh accounts for 39% of total sugarcane production in the country.
Also, Uttar Pradesh has the largest area under sugarcane cultivation in India, which is more than 21 Lakh Hectares of land.
Some of the major sugarcane producing districts in Uttar Pradesh are Bareilly, Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahr, Meerut and Saharanpur.Total production of sugarecane in uttar Pradesh is 1,333 lakh tonnes.
Thus we complete the list of top 10 largest sugarcane producing States in India 2018 .These have made the country to achieve self-sufficiency in Sugar cane, thus stabilizing the country’s economy.